Ingapirca Ruins

Ingapirca Ruins: Our 2021 detailed guide from how to get there, prices and much more!

The Ingapirca Ruins Brief Summary

  • The complex is the largest and best preserved Inca ruin in Ecuador
  • Located in Southern Ecuador, 70 kilometers from Cuenca
  • Surrounded by the Andes of Ecuador
  • 3180 meters above sea level

The Ingapirca Ruins Guide Contents

  1. Tour Information – Most popular activities for travelers.
  2. Ingapirca Important Information– Important information for your tour.
  3. Photo Gallery – The best pictures of this incredible place.

Below, we have created our extensive guide to the Ingapirca Ruins based on our expert local knowledge and experience transporting countless people in Ecuador each year.


Ecuador Hop guides can assist you with booking an Ingapirca tour as well as all other tours on your trip to Ecuador. Space is available daily.

You will be picked up from your hotel and make your way through the Andes where you will interact with local people and sample the local cuisine.

You will then explore the Ingapirca complex with a tour guide who will explain how important the site was to both the Inca and the Cañari cultures.

The tour also includes a free visit to the Church of the Virgin of the Dew (Virgen del Rocío). This church is found in a beautiful location on top of the cliffs of Biblián.



Important Information for the Group Tour

  • the tour has an age minimum of 5 years of age and a maximum of 65 years. If members of your party fall outside of this range, we recommend taking a private tour.
  • Children must be accompanied by two adults.
  • It is a requirement of the tour that participants be in good physical condition

Important Information for the Private Tour

The private tour is much more flexible according to the passenger’s needs. You can enjoy your own tour guide and explore at your own pace.

What to Bring

  • Wear shoes that are comfortable for hiking
  • Pack a windbreaker and wear warm clothes. Ingapirca is windy and there is a chance of rain.
  • Bottled water
  • Some money

Included in the Tour

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fee

Not Included in the Tour

  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses (eg. souveniers)
  • Tips

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